Thefts From Cars In Cloverfields

“Maryland State Police and the Queen Anne’s County Sheriff’s Office are investigating a series of thefts from more than a dozen parked vehicles in the Cloverfields section of Stevensville that occurred between 11p.m. Wednesday night and 5 a.m. Thursday morning of last week. The State Police Crime Lab van and a team of investigators responded to several locations in the 200-block of Ackerman Road, the 600- and 700-blocks of Davol Road, the 200-block of Beech Lane, and the 700-block of Kimberly Way looking for clues.

“”Many of the vehicles were unlocked and we think whoever it was checked to see if they were unlocked,”” said Trooper S. Bojnowski who led the investigation. “”They rifled through them and took things like stereo equipment, cell phones, and some money.”” There was at least one instance where a vehicle’s door was left open and other cases where some of the contents of vehicles were strewn on lawns. She said there were no broken windows or other significant damage to the vehicles.

At least 13 separate vehicles had items stolen from them, police said. The four roads are close to each other in the heart of the Cloverfields community. “”We did find some evidence that could have been left behind,”” Bojnowski said, but could not provide details because the investigation is ongoing. None of the residents reported hearing or seeing anything during the overnight hours, Bojnowski said.

Lt. Dwayne Boardman, commander of the Centreville state police barrack, said there has been a rash of thefts from vehicles on other parts of Kent Island recently. They occurred in the vicinity of Mowbray Park and Matapeake Middle School. Boardman said there were also several incidents of vandalism involving spray paint on the island in recent weeks and that police are investigating all the incidents.

Anyone with information can contact Maryland State Police at 410-758-1101 or the sheriff’s office at 410-758-0770. Vehicle owners are urged to always lock their vehicles when they are unattended.